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Hollow Knight's second free expansion pack arrives next week

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Developer Team Cherry continues to pump out free content for Hollow Knight, one of the best indie games you can play right now (opens in new tab). The Grimm Troupe, Hollow Knight's second content pack, will arrive on Thursday, October 26 (opens in new tab) as a free update for Steam and GOG players. DRM-free Humble Bundle buyers will receive a download link for an updated version of the game.

As previously reported (opens in new tab), The Grimm Troupe introduces a new major questline complete with new bosses, enemies and allies. It also adds four new equippable charms, and a vendor said to offer a new use for all your excess money. New map markers are another welcome boon. If you come across an item you can't reach or a path you can't access, you can just drop a marker and return to that spot later.

The Grimm Troupe is not item- or level-gated, so you can dive in at any point. Whenever you feel ready, "light the Nightmare Lantern and summon the Grimm Troupe to Hallownest." 

Austin Wood
Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.